Hindustan Unilever Q2 net profit up 17%
- IPL spot-fixing case: Net widens, police watching 3 more players, other bookies
- IPL 2013: Imperious Brad Hodge powers Rajasthan Royals to qualifier
- Sonia Gandhi, PM Manmohan Singh slam BJP for disrupting Parliament, stalling bills
- IPL spot-fixing: 'Bookie' Vindoo was close to BCCI chief's son-in-law, say cops
- Jessica Lall case: Shayan Munshi to face perjury trial
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) today said its net profit rose by 17.12 per cent to Rs 806.92 crore for the second quarter (Q2) ended September 30, 2012, over the same period previous fiscal.
The company had posted net profit of Rs 688.92 crore in the same period of 2011-12.
Hindustan Unilever said in a statement that its Q2 net sales rose to Rs 6,155.41 crore, as against Rs 5,516 crore during the same period of 2011-12.
The company's board, which met today, declared an interim dividend of Rs 4.5 per equity share of face value Re 1 each, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, it said.
In addition, an amount of Rs 8 per share has been declared as a special dividend to be paid out of the accumulated P&L balance and exceptional income generated in the first half of FY 2012-13 and will be funded from the current cash balances, HUL added.
Commenting on the results HUL Chairman Harish Manwani said: "In a volatile and uncertain environment, we continue to sustain our growth momentum while steadily improving our margins. Our consistent performance is being driven by a relentless focus on brand building, bigger and better innovations and disciplined execution in the marketplace."
HUL scrip was trading at Rs 552.90 on the BSE in the afternoon, down 1.93 per cent from its previous close.
Company INFO More on Hindustan Unilever Ltd
Hindustan Unilever Q2 volumes disappoint, shares fall
(Reuters) Hindustan Unilever Ltd, India's largest consumer goods maker, posted a better-than-expected 17 percent rise in net profit but disappointing sales volumes sent the company's shares down as much as 2.9 percent.
There has been some slowdown in discretionary spending categories such as pastes, food, etc., which has had an impact on volumes, R.Sridhar, chief financial officer, told reporters
- Paddy shortfall blamed for mystery death of procurement officer
- 'Bookie' Vindoo was close to BCCI chief’s son-in-law: cops
- Net widens, police watching three more players, new set of bookies
- Suspected Islamists behead soldier on London street
- Malegaon 2006 case: NIA names four right wing terror suspects
- BJP invokes 'sarcasm, ridicule' against PM